Here is the wording from the letter below:
To the Thoughtful Patriots of Operation Support Our Troops-America,
On behalf of the Command Group and all the Soldiers of the 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, I want to extend our sincere gratitude for the wonderful care packages you sent us. Like many have said before, it's the little things in life that make all the difference. Care packages filled with treats from back home and letters expressing gratitude are no exception. Receiving mail and sharing care packages amongst each other are often the highlight of the Soldiers' week. The support of great organization such as you reiterates to us the importance of what we are doing. We are truly blessed to be so well supported by our Country and our fellow Americans.
Our Soldiers are doing great things here on the ground and morale continues to remain high, so doubt due to the unrelenting support of family, friends, and even strangers back home. Nearly eight months into the deployment, we continue to increase the pressure on the enemy while also developing the capabilities of our Afghan partners. As the unit prepares to redeploy to Ft Hood in a few months, I am confident all of our Soldiers will return home proud of what they have accomplished here.
Please know how much your generosity and support means to us. One of the Army values we preach and live by is Selfless Service and you no doubt have demonstrated that to us. Please pass along our gratitude to all that made this possible and we promise to do everying we can to bring all our Soldiers home safe.
Thank you so much for the care package. I really appreciate it. It means a lot to know that people back home still care enough to spend time and money to send packages to the troops. I'll split up the items and divide them among the guys in my team. Once again, thank you very much.